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Manse, Temple

A Category C Listed Building in Temple, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8172 / 55°49'1"N

Longitude: -3.0948 / 3°5'41"W

OS Eastings: 331494

OS Northings: 658753

OS Grid: NT314587

Mapcode National: GBR 61T5.SK

Mapcode Global: WH6TF.F1HT

Plus Code: 9C7RRW84+V3

Entry Name: Manse, Temple

Listing Name: Temple Village, Temple Manse

Listing Date: 22 January 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348037

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14622

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348037

Location: Temple

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Temple

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Manse

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Early 18th century. 2 storey and basement, 3 bay, irregular plan manse with later additions and alterations. Snecked random sandstone rubble with droved dressings. Droved strip quoins.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled central bay with 1890 stugged canted bay window to ground and first floors with slate roof. Gabled bay to right slightly recessed; single window off centre to right of 1st floor. Gabled bay to left recessed; timber panelled door centred at ground with 2 pane fanlight; window centre at 1st floor; datestone reading ?1890? set in gablehead.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; windows to ground of centre and outer left bays with relieving arches; regular fenestration to 1st floor above; 20th century conservatory to ground of recessed, gabled bay to outer right; infilled window to centre of 1st floor; window off centre to left of gablehead.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; single window off centre to left of centre bay at ground; 2 2 leaf glazed timber doors with 3 pane fanlights to flanking ground floor bays; stair window to centre between ground and 1st floors; windows to flanking bays of 1st floor. 20th century conservatory to outer left; blank recessed bay behind. Recessed lean to addition to outer right with porch in front with boarded timber door.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical; window to ground of central bay, lintel exposed; 2 3 pane windows above; stonework between and above removed; recessed bay to outer right blank; ground floor of gabled bay to outer left obscured by lean to addition; small window off centre to right at 1st floor; window off centre to right of gablehead.

Predominantly 2, 3 and 4 pane timber sash and case window to N and E elevations; 12 pane timber sash and case windows to remainder. Grey slate roof with timber bargeboards; coped gablehead and wallhead stacks with circular cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

The exact date of Temple Manse is not clear, it is referred to in both the OSA and NSA as an old building, but only the dates of the 1790 and 1805 repairs to the building are stated. The RCAHMS Inventory suggests that the Manse is on the site of the north cloister of the Templars establishment, dating from the 12th or 13th century. This arose when a splayed basement course was found during alterations to the building in 1928. Subsequent excavations in 1985 did find foundations of previous buildings on the site, but no conclusive evidence to support this claim.

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